Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Playing? No it's research.

My new sewing machine arrived with its beautiful new feet and lovely stitches so I have been "training".  Going through the stitches I decided to make myself a bag for my tights.  I have been wanting one for ages and it gave me a chance to check out the blanket stitch on the appliqued hearts.  I found I need to make sure the tension is right and the machine went on being oily for longer than I expected but I got me bag and my tights will be tidy at last.

I am off to sort out more appliques and make some letters so I can add names to our standard bags!

Happy crafting.

Just adding a quick P.S. to say this machine is going back as I am really not happy with it.  I have ordered another one so will see where that takes me.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Just a quick post to introduce you to ...

Ewephemia - never Effie if you don't mind. 

Ewephemia is a door stop and will do stirling duty in the summer when we want those doors to stay open.  She will be available shortly at our Etsy Shop  She will be sent out with an empty tummy which will need filling with rice and this is safely held in her lining which is sealed with a hook and loop fastening.  Ewenice and Ewestace are very happy indeed to have a new playmate.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I am so excited ...

I know some of those who saw the little horse last week were disappointed that I hadn’t a pattern I could offer (I’m working on that one) but I hope we will have made up for it.  We have searched hard for modern patterns that could be used with the lovely fabrics that are available these days.  We then discovered these lovely ones – and hope you like them as much as we do.  We have brought them into the UK and they are now in our Katie Chucklemouse Etsy shop.  You can read more about us on our Facebook page too at http://www.facebook.com/KatieChucklemouse

The first is a Love Birds pattern and we think it would suit all levels of skill, from beginner to advanced.

The next is a pattern called Under the sea and it just makes me giggle - and I find I am already thinking of the material in my "stash" that would work well for this one.

Dawn, the little fawn is our third offering - I know one little person who would love this ... and maybe I ought to make two because I can think of a bigger person who would love it too!

Again, little girl, teenager or just someone who likes to have fun, this lovely bag called Little Garden could appeal to all of them.

 Last, but by no means least, we have Phoebe,  in my minds eye I can see her being walked across the floor and becoming an important character in children's games.

I do hope you like them as much as we do.  We have had to think hard about importing them because we knew they would cost a little more but I think it is worth it to get some really exciting patterns.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

From Sheep to Horses ...

I have been looking for a patterns I can convert and will let you know into what as soon as I have some success.  This weekend I made this little horse.  I discovered it won't work for my new project but I thought you might like to see it as it is really sweet.

Making the mane was very intesting and I need to make a tail just to finish him off.  I think she would look lovely in any nursery!